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Date: Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Time: 7–8pm
Location: The Wolfsonian–FIU @ 1001 Washington Avenue

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The connection between architecture and identity—specifically, how the built environment influences Black domesticity—is at the heart of Rome Prize-awardee Germane Barnes's practice. Surveying Miami-based projects of Studio Barnes, he will explore how the front porch serves as a site for celebration, ritual, and love among Black families. His talk will be accompanied by a screening of the film You Can Always Come Home, which furthers the investigation and liberation of Blackness in the architected environment, aiming to dispel common tropes of trauma, pain, and discrimination while promoting joy, delight, and self-care. A University of Miami assistant professor, Barnes has had work exhibited at The Museum of Modern Art and the Chicago Architecture Biennial as well as published in The New York Times.

Presented as part of The Wolfsonian's Mark Mamolen program series on American homes, investigating how the design of living space powerfully expresses individual personality and social values.

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